Vernon is going to be the first community in the province to have expanded information for patients using the MyHealthPortal.
Additional clinical reports are being added this summer to include some dictated clinical reports from physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives.
Such information as cardiac and other outpatient reports, discharge summaries, neurodiagnostic and others) is being phased in.
Access for mature minors aged 12-18 years old will also begin during this service expansion.
Those under 11 years old will not be provided access to a MyHealthPortal account, however proxy access may be granted to their parent or legal guardian.
Interior Health is ther first health authority in the province to implement such a service.
Interior Health Board Chair Doug Cochrane says “The inclusion of dictated documents from practitioners will be a great help to patients. Giving them the ability to access their health information directly will help them become better informed and engaged in their own care.”
Additional reports are now available to Vernon MyHealthPortal users, and will be available in the Kootenays in late August before being expanded across all of Interior Health in September.
Access for mature minors aged 12-18 years old will also begin during this service expansion. Those under 11 years old will not be provided access to a MyHealthPortal account, however proxy access may be granted to their parent or legal guardian.
More than 45,000 patients are currently enrolled to use MyHealthPortal to access their health information.
To enrol, add your email to your patient record at your next Interior Health lab or medical imaging appointment, or at any time by visiting Registration/Admitting at your local hospital.
Once your email has been added to your chart, you can go to: www.interiorhealth.ca to complete and submit the online Request to Enrol form.